FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES — 8th EDITION
33 TOURS ET QUELQUES SECONDESRABIH MROUÉ + LINA SANEH (BEIRUT)
33 TOURS ET QUELQUES SECONDES
During the effervescence of the Arab Spring a young militant commits suicide, but the deceased is not left to rest in peace. His empty room echoes with a whirlwind of messages from those left behind, buzzing on his telephone or his Facebook profile. A borderline experience without anyone onstage.
ANTIGONE SR.TRAJAL HARRELL (NEW YORK)
The myth of Antigone revisited in a crazy hybridization of voguing and post-modern dance. Like a turn on a Ferris wheel that spins off centre, it expands our vision of art, propelled by the audacity and inventiveness of New York artist Trajal Harrell.
Au sein des plus raides vertusCATHERINE GAUDET (Montréal)
Au sein des plus raides vertus
Catherine Gaudet incites trouble with dance rooted in emotion. Exposing our psychic complexity, she holds up a mirror of our contradictions. Extremely effective.
Built to LastMEG STUART | DAMAGED GOODS (Bruxelles + Berlin)
Built to Last
A reinvention of history and dance, a masterly confrontation of 5 simple humans in contact with the masterpieces of 12 great composers. A feat of pure choreography by the prodigious Meg Stuart.
Culture, Administration & TremblingANTONIJA LIVINGSTONE (BERLIN + MONTREAL)
Culture, Administration & Trembling
In this intimate yet out-of-bounds choreographic salon, “time-based sculptures” shift between the human and the animal, the real and the imaginary. A series of unexpected contemplative landscapes.
D’après une histoire vraieCHRISTIAN RIZZO (Lille)
D’après une histoire vraie
To the sound of energizing tribal rock music, Christian Rizzo extols the masculine in a ritual that combines contemporary dance with folk dance. A raw explosion of pleasure that is absolutely irresistible.
De repente fica tudo preto de genteMARCELO EVELIN | DEMOLITION INC. (TERESINA)
De repente fica tudo preto de gente
An emblematic figure of the contemporary Brazilian arts scene, Marcelo Evelin choreographs the audience as he exposes it to the unpredictable movements of five dancers. A unique and troubling sensory experience.
GerminalANTOINE DEFOORT + HALORY GOERGER | L'AMICALE DE PRODUCTION (BRUXELLES +LILLE)
An unconventional microcosm the size of a theatre stage, inhabited by four flabbergasted primates who brilliantly demonstrate the mechanics of theatre. Absolutely hilarious.
HATE RADIOMILO RAU | INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF POLITICAL MURDER (COLOGNE+ZURICH+KIGALI)
In the Rwandan hills the massacre was carried out with machetes, but on radio broadcasts people were killed with words. This raw, visceral piece leaves no one unscathed.
KLUMZYNICOLAS CANTIN (MONTREAL)
Emotional memories and the passage of time are crystallized in an elusive and fantastically effective theatre object. A kaleidoscopic portrait of a hallucination that appears suddenly out of the fog of the intimate.
L’HISTOIRE RÉVÉLÉE DU CANADA FRANÇAIS, 1608-1998ALEXIS MARTIN + DANIEL BRIÈRE | NOUVEAU THÉÂTRE EXPÉRIMENTAL (MONTRÉAL)
L’HISTOIRE RÉVÉLÉE DU CANADA FRANÇAIS, 1608-1998
Food, water travel and heating: three aspects “revealed” in this unusual, burlesque and sometimes troubling journey through the unknown history of French Canada.
LE NOSHOWALEXANDRE FECTEAU | COLLECTIF NOUS SOMMES ICI + THÉÂTRE DUBUNKER (QUÉBEC + MONTRÉAL)
What value do you give to theatre? And what is the price paid for choosing theatre as a profession? NoShow makes it your own decision.
LES PARTICULES ÉLÉMENTAIRESJULIEN GOSSELIN | SI VOUS POUVIEZ LÉCHER MON CŒUR (PARIS-LILLE)
MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ (PARIS)
LES PARTICULES ÉLÉMENTAIRES
A huge theatrical shock. A young director seizes Houellebecq’s dazzling touchstone novel and presents a brilliant theatre fresco on the intimate confusions and disarray of our era.
LES THERMESBELINDA ANNALORO + ANTOINE DEFOORT + JULIEN FOURNET + HALORY GOERGER + SÉBASTIEN VIAL (LILLE+BRUSSELS)
In the very heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, a swimming pool is filled with 25,000 balls inscribed with quotes from Stoic philosophers.
MISFIT BLUESPAUL-ANDRÉ FORTIER | FORTIER DANSE-CRÉATION (MONTRÉAL)
Sublime misfits, Paul-André Fortier and Robin Poitras get wild and silly, appearing in a new light in this bittersweet caricature of the grand human comedy.
PARAÍSO – COLECÇÃO PRIVADAMARLENE MONTEIRO FREITAS | BOMBA SUICIDA (LISBONNE)
PARAÍSO – COLECÇÃO PRIVADA
The enfant terrible of contemporary choreography, Marlene Monteiro Freitas reinvents paradise as she presents the surrealist bestiary of a new mythology. A liberated, liberating piece. Irresistible.
PHÈDREJÉRÉMIE NIEL | PÉTRUS (MONTRÉAL)
Forbidden passion. A dark enclosed milieu rife with dark compulsions is soon beset by a punitive people. How to escape the gaze of the Other? A modern-day Phaedra, with Marie Brassard in the leading role.
ROOM WITH STICKSAME HENDERSON (TORONTO)
TEDD ROBINSON | 10 GATES DANCING (OTTAWA)
CHARLES QUEVILLON (MONTREAL)
ROOM WITH STICKS
Two choreographers and a composer construct a contemplative landscape where all sorts of images and sensations flourish. A long Zen poem that, by means of almost nothing, opens wide the realm of possibility.
SAD SAM ALMOST 6MATIJA FERLIN | EMANAT INSTITUTE (PULA)
SAD SAM ALMOST 6
In this disturbing plunge into the world of childhood, play serves as a means of release and of exorcising demons. A subtle piece by a dynamic emerging artist in the Balkan avant-garde.
SAD SAM LUCKYMATIJA FERLIN | EMANAT INSTITUTE (PULA)
SAD SAM LUCKY
An extraordinary, explosive encounter between a performer and a dead poet. Forthright physicality and words brimming with fire. A unique work fresh from the Balkans.
SNAKESKINSBENOÎT LACHAMBRE | PAR B.L.EUX (Montreal)
The magnetic Benoît Lachambre performs unsettling rites of passage in a hallucinatory landscape. A “fake solo” of spectacular intensity.
TABLES DE LECTURE 1, 2, 3DENIS MARLEAU (MONTRÉAL)
TABLES DE LECTURE 1, 2, 3
An inaugural experience. Invited to the initial reading of three theatre scripts, spectators enjoy a rare occasion to enter into the intimacy of the luminous outbursts and hesitations that are the early building blocks of a play.
THE PIXELATED REVOLUTIONRABIH MROUÉ (BEIRUT)
THE PIXELATED REVOLUTION
Syria, 2011. In the streets, right in front of the eyes of the entire world, men are shot down and film their own deaths. Images of a revolution. Revolution of the image. A captivating theatrical lecture.
TODO EL CIELO SOBRE LA TIERRA (EL SÍNDROME DE WENDY)ANGÉLICA LIDDELL | ATRA BILIS TEATRO (MADRID+SEOUL+SHANGHAI)
TODO EL CIELO SOBRE LA TIERRA (EL SÍNDROME DE WENDY)
In Montreal at long last, the incandescent and radical Angélica Liddell presents a seismic piece. An astounding performance that plunges into the sordid and the squalid, fluctuating between rage and heartrending despair.
TROISMANI SOLEYMANLOU | ORANGE NOYÉE (MONTRÉAL)
Un: Mani is alone onstage. Deux: His friend Manu faces him. Trois: 44 people from near and far question and contradict their sense of belonging. A necessary quest for identity.